superficies

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

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superficies ‎(plural superficies)

  1. (geometry) A two-dimensional magnitude that has length and breadth; especially such a surface that forms the boundary of a solid
  2. The area of a two-dimensional surface.
  3. The visible, external surface of a body
  4. The 'surface' (of something immaterial, esp. of the mind or soul)
    • 1819, Washington Irving, The Sketch Book, Rural Life in England:
      An immense metropolis, like London, is calculated to make men selfish and uninteresting. … They present but the cold superficies of character—its rich and genial qualities have no time to be warmed into a flow.
  5. (law) A building intimately associated with the land on which it is built

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

superficies ?

  1. plural of superficie

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From super + faciēs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

superficiēs f ‎(genitive superficieī); fifth declension

  1. top, surface (upper side of a thing)
  2. building (as opposed to the land on which it is built)

Inflection[edit]

Fifth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative superficiēs superficiēs
genitive superficiēī superficiērum
dative superficiēī superficiēbus
accusative superficiem superficiēs
ablative superficiē superficiēbus
vocative superficiēs superficiēs

References[edit]

  • superficies” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

superficies f pl

  1. plural of superficie